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Print Your August Prayer Requests for Priests

July 31st, 2011, Promulgated by b a

The summer months are flying by and our priests need your prayers. Click the link and print it out.


2 Responses to “Print Your August Prayer Requests for Priests”

  1. Hopefull says:

    Just had an idea…..while I totally agree with praying for the priests designated for this month, I am wondering if it wouldn’t be a good and valuable thing to have another calendar, with intentions by day of the following type (and I invite others to add the prayer intentions they would like to see…. These are just 31 ideas, in no particular order, to get the ball rolling….)

    For true vocations for those who are faithful to Church teaching and the Holy Father
    For faithful formation of all seminarians
    For those who call themselves Catholic but are separated from the Church, to return home
    For much more widespread use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
    For the protection of Sacred Art and Church interiors to honor the Lord
    For reverential reception of Holy Communion
    For retired priests who continue to serve the people of God faithfully
    For pastors willing to declare that missing Mass on Sunday/Holy Days is a mortal sin
    For pastors willing to preach against contraceptives, and promote Theology of the Body
    For pastors willing to preach against abortion,sterilization and IVF
    For pastors willing to preach against the culture of death
    For pastors willing to preach against homosexual activism
    For pastors willing to deny the Eucharist to those in grave public scandal
    For the revitalizing and strengthening devotions of piety, like Adoration, Rosary…
    For the quieting of our churches out of reverence for the True Presence
    For increased availability of the Latin Mass, and training/retraining of priests
    For protection of priests and the laity against the secular spin of seminaries
    For protection of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI
    For a new, faithful, loving Bishop for the people of Rochester and for all dioceses
    For renewed interest and study of Sacred Scripture with faithful interpretation
    For priests/religious to disown affiliation with Fortunate Families, gay rights groups
    For faithful adherence of all priests to the liturgical norms, consistently
    For reopening of Catholic Schools and Churches closed by Bishop Clark without good reason
    For the repenting and silencing of pastoral administrators/pro-womens’ ordination voices
    For the exposition of all abuses in the Church, sexual or financial or personal
    For the strengthening of Christian Witness and protecting those who do witness to Faith
    For protecting and strengthening of true Catholic Media
    For protection of those individuals who speak out for obedience to the Church
    For the success of groups fighting abortion and gay marriage
    For prevention of immoral teaching in Church groups, religious communities,diocesan media
    For the rapid replacement of any bishops who are unfaithful shepherds with faithful ones

    I have missed so much above, and some can be combined, but I just wanted to give an idea of some of the things that another type of monthly prayer calendar might include (without ignoring the one posted). If well-circulated, to pastors and laity alike, it might form a basis of explaining what we mean in our concerns. What would you like to add to this list?

  2. ptor says:

    You have covered most everything, with very little to add. Another calendar could be made, but perhaps we can take do this in a more general way. On thing we might do, is lobby the priests and the parishes to recite the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel at all our Masses in this Diocese. It will add about 20 seconds to the Mass, but the benefits will be enormous. It will address all the things you have mentioned and make our Church and Diocese strong again, instead of the mess it is now.
    For those of us, who remember the Mass before 1964-65, this prayer was included at the end of all Low Masses by Pope Leo XIII in the late 1880’s. It is the short form of a longer version of a prayer to St Michael.
    This prayer already resides on the Monthly Prayer Request for Priests calendar page (, and can be printed out quite easily. Maybe it could fit on the calendar itself and be distributed to the Diocese.

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